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I'm genuinely surprised by how some don't seem to realize how bad the situation really is. This is by far worse than any of the 'bad runs' by any of our previous managers. It's our worst start to a se

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About the 'I'd rather lose for Mourinho than win for him' quote that surfaced earlier in the season, Garry Richardson (who revealed the quote) elaborated on BBC 5 Live yesterday.

According to him it was said in the heat of the moment as a response to 'Come on, you can win this game for us.' He goes on to say that a couple of days afterwards, Mourinho said there were a 'couple of bad apples causing me lots of problems and it's a very difficult situation to handle.' Assuming the quote is genuine and that it's from someone who can 'win the game for us' then that would surely narrow it down to a couple. I would guess Costa and given the whole bib incident, it wouldn't be surprising if he was one of the 'bad apples' Mourinho was referring to.

(You can listen to Garry at around minute 50 on the 'Chelsea sack Mourinho' segment if you navigate through the 'live coverage' bit on http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/live/34413864)

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About the 'I'd rather lose for Mourinho than win for him' quote that surfaced earlier in the season, Garry Richardson (who revealed the quote) elaborated on BBC 5 Live yesterday.

According to him it was said in the heat of the moment as a response to 'Come on, you can win this game for us.' He goes on to say that a couple of days afterwards, Mourinho said there were a 'couple of bad apples causing me lots of problems and it's a very difficult situation to handle'. Assuming the quote is genuine and that it's from someone who can 'win the game for us' I would guess Costa. Given the whole bib incident, it wouldn't be surprising if he was one of the 'bad apples' Mourinho was referring to.

(You can listen to Garry at around minute 50 on the 'Chelsea sack Mourinho' segment if you navigate through the 'live coverage' bit on http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/live/34413864)

If true, even in the heat of the moment - thats probably an irreversible comment and the player should be shown the door.

If not, it sets a bad precedent.

Fergie would not have tolerated that, neither should we.

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What the fuck is a bib? Like the thing babies use to keep shit from getting all over their clothes?

Bib is the fluorescent thing the players wear over their training tops. The one Diego got mad with and flung in Mourinho's direction

Yes, it also refers to the thing a baby wears to stop food and sick ruining their clothes :)

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Bib is the fluorescent thing the players wear over their training tops. The one Diego got mad with and flung in Mourinho's direction

Yes, it also refers to the thing a baby wears to stop food and sick ruining their clothes :)

Like a training vest? Why call it a bib? He threw it at Jose? Eesh. I have been gone too long.

This is a bib (look at what Costa is wearing)

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Well I lost a few days I think celebrating.

He didn't have to be a nomad. He needed to find a home and he probably felt he had until the summer.

Fuck me....we sacked one of us. Never felt so disgusted in this club.

Nothing to suggest that he wishes to find a permanent home.

On the contrary, it was the Real Madrid fiascos Mk II that was repeating itself at the Bridge.

So are you going to support the club from now onwards?

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All United fans I've seen have said they'd welcome him.

I suggest you take a look at RedCafe.com which is by far the biggest online gathering of Man Utd fans and read for yourself how many (or few) reds fans would welcome him.

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Truly incredibly that an individual with such undeniable clairvoyence such as yourself is wasted on this forum. United could save themselves a lot of money and hassle if they just run any potential José shaped decisions past yourself first.

Two steps back...

Destroy -- what a strong term -- any youth development...

You've got the inside track on what United fans want too!

P.S. If he goes to United and grinds out a 0-0 at the Bridge which ultimately wins them a trophy, then he's done is job and it won't matter a damn what we call them, be it cowards or any other such nonsense.

Jose's track record speaks for itself. I'm not afraid if United gets Mourinho. He maybe one of us, but I care for my club more than Jose. Sorry.

Also yes I do have an understanding on what United fans want, because not only I have 12 United friends, but I read RedCafe! Most of them don't want Mourinho! And they certainly don't want dull football!

We will get over it if he manages United. Just like Lampard played for Man City and Cech for Arseshit. It's not the end of the world.

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ManUtd under Fergie is the model but they've been erratic at best since he retired, they may very well be on the market alongside us in May. ManCity have been underperforming relative to their investment and squad and are coming near the end of a circle, their parting with Mancini was still much more peaceful than what we usually experience. Liverpool, Tottenham and Chelsea have all had hot managerial prospects, but their light shined for a season max. Was there a more promising manager when we hired AVB? Was there a more correct decision than getting rid of him?

Put it another way, do the other top clubs go through quasi-existential crises when they sack managers, or do we blow the issue out of proportion?

Precisely.

I was discussing this with my friends before and I said once Wenger goes, that's it for this longevity myth. Even they will struggle to keep to the 'one manager a decade' philosophy.. For now it's a case of ignorance is bliss.

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I did not participate in the blame game JOse vs the players vs the board. Pretty sure everyone is accountable for our lack of success this season to some extent.

But accusing Mourinho of not having any attacking tactics in his locker or the players for performing badly on purpose is just nonsense. You don't become such a decorated manager without having any plan on how to implement attacking football whilst you dont become a professional footballer by playing to lose. In some cases the most obvious answer is the right one, so I'll quote the unforgettable Didier Drogba on this one again:

"Things often come in three-year cycles - we'd arrived at the end of such a cycle [in 2007]. By the start of the fourth season that Jose had been in charge, I think we had started to reach a point where it was harder for his message to get through."

"We wanted to hear it, we tried but somehow we had lost a little bit of what made us special."

The lack of confidence, complacency because of lack of signings and just having won the Premier League, the inability to process Jose's messages as a consequence of that, the lack of sharpness at the beginning of the season, tactical mistakes by Jose himself.... all little reasons that can make the difference between top 4 and bottom 5 in such a competitive league. No need to single out anyone for this. In the end when someone has to get sacked it will always be the manager because it is the most straightforward and easiest thing to do. Is this fair? Probably not. But it is harder to change those structures in football than to accept them. The managers, the fans always know this before.

Just as in the Lampard to City and Arsenal to Cech cases we should stop lamenting over spilled milk and not discredit ourselves by heaping blame on a legend of the cub, which Jose still is. Gratitude for what he has done for the club and a honorable discharge are what he deserves. If we all move on, we'll sleep better. It is almost 6 in the morning here, so I will surely try to do so. KTBFFH

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"During international weeks, when most of the squad were away, the Under-21 coaching staff were brought over from the academy to take the training. During those periods Mourinho's staff put their feet up.

The Chelsea manager would often amble out towards the small group of players, chat to some of the coaching staff, and leave them to it. For that reason, he lost the respect of the fringe players.

After Mourinho's departure, there is already talk at the club of 'rebuilding' Ruben Loftus-Cheek, the young player whose confidence has been destroyed by the Portuguese coach.

It is safe to say that there is not a single person in the academy building who is shedding a tear for the Special One.

When Mourinho wanted to turn it on though he still had it and he simply blew the players away with his devotion to the tactics they would use for the clash with Tottenham at White Hart Lane on November 29."

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-3364658/Jose-Mourinho-told-Chelsea-owner-Roman-Abramovich-defeat-West-Ham-October-Pay-go.html#ixzz3udzHoKRE
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Then: Glenn Murray

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Its sad it ended this way. For me, Jose remains the man who took Chelsea to the heights they enjoy today.

The challenge for the new manager will be retaining our best players - Eden Hazard basically - most likely without being in the Champions League.

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Make no mistake about it ... The writing was on the wall when Jose treated Cerneiro the way he did. That's why he lost the dressing room. I bet that pissed a lot of people off at Chelsea. He should have just manned up and said sorry.

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Damn, I am feeling very sad and gutted, still can't believe that the players which I support from my heart managed to get rid of my favorite and no. 1 manager. :cry:

Yes we were on a free fall but if Jose is punished for this mess then I feel that players are equally responsible and they should at least be punished in some way (pay cut, training with youth, some match bans) :angry:

This season is completely destroyed now and I can't believe how are we gonna win against PSG without Special One, hope we don't get thrashed .

Damn You Players, Damn You Board and Damn You Mourinho (yes you could have avoided If you had kept quiet) and The BIGGEST FUCK YOU to EVA for starting this mess you have hurt so many Chelsea fans feelings. :rant:

But I am a supporter of CHELSEA FC not Players FC or Mourinho FC so --

:blue scalf: :blue scalf: :blue scalf: :blue scalf:

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